OK, this thread isn't necessarily about Michael Anthony, the player, that's been done before. Of course, if you want to talk about him, that's cool too. But the reason I started this thread is to bring to light some disturbing news and rumours that I have seen at a few sites on the web regarding Michael's role in Van Halen. Specifically, it has been stated that Michael gets no royalties from the Van Halen catalog, and that before the contract was signed with the band's new manager(in 1997), Ray Danniels, that Michael did not even get a full share of tour money. According an interview I read, Sammy Hagar held out for Michael to get an equal share of tour money before he would sign the contract. Anyone else heard or read any of this? Man, if this is true, Michael probably needs every dime he is getting off of his Yamaha endorsement. Also, Michael is supposed to be involved in Sammy's latest supergroup effort, along with Neil Schon. I haven't heard who the drummer is, although Steve Smith is probably a good bet.